MET Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination , on the intertwining of fashion and Catholicism

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The theme of this edition, inspired by the exhibition  Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination , on the intertwining of fashion and Catholicism, and most of the guests – with the Hollywood gothic almost complete – took it literally. Competition of daring between  Rihanna , in the paprika version,  Katy Perry  decorated by an angel and  Sarah Jessica Parker , complete with a tabernacle on her head. The singer (pictured), who this year was chosen by  Anna Wintour  as one of the organizers of the  Met Gala , did not make any compromises, along with  John Galliano  and the style office of  Maison Margiela he decided to present himself with an ecclesiastical outfit, provocative in the lengths (with corset and minidress half-covered by a long skirt), sumptuous in decorations, with precious stones and jewels, and a real papal tiara, the headgear used by the Popes starting from Middle Ages until the 20th century. The flashes of the photographers were however able to indulge also with the clerical outfits of  Madonna  (in the black gothic style dress of  Jean Paul Gaultier  with a crown just from Madonna), Sarah Jessica Parker (with baroque dress and long train of  Dolce & Gabbana  and a votive tabernacle worn on long hair),  Cardi B , squeezed into a long Moschino dress  with a celestial crown, and Katy Perry, theatrical in her Versace minidress   with spectacular feathered wings. The singer  Ariana Grande  has even reproduced on the Vera Wang signed   the  Last Judgment  of  Michelangelo , while the trio  Alessandro MicheleLana del Rey  and  Jared Leto  opted for three  white and blue Gucci looks  with decorations that recalled liturgical vestments. Filed the worldly red carpet hangover, now the eyes are on the show, which will open to the public on May 10: edited by  Andrew Bolton, required years of preparation, even for long negotiations with the Vatican, which has lent some works. The main sponsors are the spouses  Schwarzman  of New York ( Stephen Allen Schwarzman  is the co-founder and CEO of  Blackstone) , very devoted to  Pope Francis .

Sara Dal Monte

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